Also called Crispin apple.
Layers of subtle flavors characterize one of the best late-season apples. Mutsu is a cross between a sweet Japanese cultivar, Indo, and the famous Golden Delicious. It is also known as Crispin, which is bigger and more round than Golden Delicious. Russet-resistant. A terrific apple to pick and eat straight from the tree but also a fine dessert apple. If properly stored, Mutsu keeps very well, with little or no shriveling. Cold-hardy. Originates from Mutsu Province, Japan. Introduced in 1948. Ripens in late September or early October. Pollinators required: Choose two other late-season apple varieties that will also pollinate one another, or a compatible self-pollinating partner.
Note: Mutsu is a triploid and cannot pollinate other apple trees.